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Factors affecting the implementation of e‐business strategies: An empirical study in Taiwan

Jung‐Chi Pai (Department of Information Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan)
Chi‐Hung Yeh (Department of Information Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan)

Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

Article publication date: 23 May 2008

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to examine the relationships between contingency factors and the effectiveness of the implementation of core e‐business strategies and to explore the influences on the implementation process quality for e‐business strategy.

Design/methodology/approach

To examine the relationships between the constructs in the research model, data were gathered via a questionnaire survey sent to 650 manufacturing enterprises in Taiwan.

Findings

The survey results indicate that some factors influence the effectiveness of the implementation of core e‐business strategies. The implications of the findings for practice and future research are also examined.

Practical implications

Business managers or IS executives of enterprises should consider these environmental, organizational and technological contingency factors while implementing e‐business strategies.

Originality/value

Numerous researchers have proposed various studies relating to e‐business strategies. However, these studies focused on developing e‐business planning frameworks and conducting case studies, and little attention has been paid to empirical studies examining the influences of contingency factors on the implementation of e‐business strategies. The results of this study will be of interest to business managers or strategic planners who are initiating or conducting e‐business strategic planning exercises, as well as to researchers in the field of information systems strategic planning and management.

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Citation

Pai, J. and Yeh, C. (2008), "Factors affecting the implementation of e‐business strategies: An empirical study in Taiwan", Management Decision, Vol. 46 No. 5, pp. 681-690. https://doi.org/10.1108/00251740810873446

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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